Emblazoned across distance and time, The Blind Eye - A Sephardic Journey, frames a sweeping narrative beginning in 1492 with the expulsion of almost all Jews from Spain. As The Inquisition pursues them for 400 years they seek refuge in Portugal, Brazil and beyond. With the historical accuracy of scents, sounds and sights, this First Prize winner links family and cultural ties to a contemporary Cubana with a wicked wit as she learns about her past. Fast and moving.
"HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL STORY"
Driven by cataclysmic world events, the story encompasses the lives of three generations of women. This book deals with Mimi, Sarah's daughter. A solitary young woman, she becomes curious about the family's past. She explores the Holocaust and searches for her roots. In a confrontational scene, Paulina hands over her family's pre-war correspondence that she calls her "Paper Children."